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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust.   Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions. 

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December 1, 2015 World headed toward 'suicide' if no climate agreement: pope

Source: Reuters

The U.N. climate conference in Paris is most likely humanity's last chance to thwart global environmental disaster, Pope Francis said on Monday, warning the world was "at the limits of suicide".

December 1, 2015 With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

Source: Reuters

World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.

December 1, 2015 China moves from climate deal holdout to driving force behind slashed emissions

Japan Times - China was the biggest renewables market in the world with 433 gigawatts of generating capacity at the end of 2014, more than double the second place U.S., according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance data. The Asian...

Research & Insights

November 20, 2015 Report Highlights Concerns on Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs' in Farm Animals

ABC News - Animals raised with no antibiotics are less likely to contain drug-resistant "superbug" bacteria than those routinely ... deputy director of the CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, said...

November 12, 2015 UK becomes only G7 country to increase fossil fuel subsidies

Source: The Guardian

The UK is alone among G7 nations in dramatically increasing its fossil fuel subsidies, despite an earlier pledge to phase them out, a new report has found.

October 28, 2015 Is freshwater supply more dependent on good governance than geography?


Is freshwater supply more dependent on good governance than geography? Scientists have analysed 19 different characteristics critical to water supply management in 119 low per capita income countries and found that vulnerability...

Commentary & Opinion

November 30, 2015 Looking for leadership on water

Source: Globe & Mail

Canada’s water is in crisis. This is partly because of federal neglect of water and water-related climate issues. We face increasingly damaging industrial, mining and agricultural water contamination; increases in flooding...

November 30, 2015 Aging U.S. Nuclear Plants Pushing Limits of Life Expectancy

Insurance Journal - "The reality of life is the risks go up as plants age," said Dave Lochbaum, director of the nuclear safety project at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a Cambridge, Massachusetts- based advocacy group. "If...

November 24, 2015 Yellen defends Fed policy, calls for gradual hikes

Source: CNBC

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday argued for gradual rate normalization, and called an interest rate hike "appropriate" if central bank officials see progress toward labor and inflation goals.


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